Jason Weaver: Row in with this 9/2 handicap debutant in the lucky last at Dundalk

We know it's January but Jason Weaver can still light up Friday night with his picks from Wolverhampton & Dundalk that includes Tigray 8.30pm ...

Jason Weaver


Wolverhampton 4:10 Big Bad Lol

He has had so many chances to reach the winners enclosure recently it’s starting to become very frustrating.

However, he comes here off the back of another solid effort at Lingfield and will be suited to the track at Wolverhampton. It really is the last chance saloon for this guy and we have an able 5lb claimer taking the ride in Ollie Stammers.

Wolverhampton 6:15 Alabaster

He has a wonderful pedigree that the trainer knows incredibly well. It’s very interesting that Sir Mark Prescott should keep him in training as a five-year-old. He missed all of 2018 and the team’s perseverance can be repaid. Won’t be rusty coming from this outfit and Luke Morris rides.

Dundalk 6:30 Theobald

Looked to win very stylishly to start back and was a little disappointing when last seen admittedly behind a fairly decent type.

As with all of the Jim Bolger academy we can expect him to keep on improving and be incredibly tough and consistent. In this small field, I expect him to be ridden fairly aggressively as he will hit the line very strongly.

Dundalk 7:00 Too Precious

Although she has risen in the handicap a massive amount, this rapidly improving mare has more to offer under the expert guidance of her handler Joseph O’Brien, especially as she has been winning over a shorter trip. She now steps up to two miles.

Given she is very professional in her races she should be able to settle, conserve energy and pounce late!

Wolverhampton 7:45 A Sure Welcome

A four-time course winner and although the he has not been done any favours with the draw in stall 10, he has the length of the back straight to get into a challenging position. It helps that he stays further than 6f and with a guaranteed fast pace, this should be a real stern test.

He also brings in some very solid recent form which is lacking in most of the other runners.

Dundalk 8:30 Tigray

Has the pedigree to become a superstar being by Tapit, but we will not be seeing any of his offspring, as he’s already lost the wedding tackle!

The market will tell us all we need to know as he reverts to handicapping, having not started shorter than 12/1 in three races so far.

The ‘pocket rocket’ Wayne Lordan gets the call from the future champion trainer of Ireland & England, Joseph O’Brien, so let’s row in with his handicap debutant in the lucky last!

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What do you think?